Benchmark cool companions: ages and abundances for the PZ Telescopii system

  title={Benchmark cool companions: ages and abundances for the PZ Telescopii system},
  author={James S Jenkins and Ya. V. Pavlenko and O. M. Ivanyuk and Jos{\'e} A. Gallardo and M. I. Jones and Avril C. Day-Jones and Hugh R A Jones and Mar'ia Teresa Ruiz and David J. Pinfield and Larisa A. Yakovina},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present new ages and abundance measurements for the pre-main-sequence star PZ Telescopii (more commonly known as PZ Tel). PZ Tel was recently found to host a young and low-mass companion. Such companions, whether they are brown dwarfs or planetary systems, can attain benchmark status by detailed study of the properties of the primary, and then evolutionary and bulk characteristics can be inferred for the companion. Using Fibre-fed Extended Range Optical Spectrograph spectra, we have measured… Expand
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